[Snort-users] SNORT and Linux 8.0

Matt Kettler mkettler at ...4108...
Mon Feb 2 10:45:30 EST 2004

I'll agree that this kind of mistake is understandable from users (ie: 
Windows 97), and even a few inexperienced sysadmins, or experienced 
sysadmins just moving into the use of linux.

However, someone representing themselves as a senior consultant for a 
management company that offers "leading-edge technology integration" really 
shouldn't be making such extraordinarily obvious mistakes.

I admit I make mistakes, and we all do, but when I do something foolish I'm 
also willing to accept the fact that I just smashed an egg on my own face 
in public. (you can look in the list archives for the number of times I 
said "oops, my bad, I guess that's what I get for posting before I've had 
my coffee".)

I think that calling their client base and accusing the consultancy of 
stealing is a bit excessive.. but let's face it, this is a public forum, 
with public archives.. It's not like you'd be pointing out something they 
could not find out on their own.

Also, who knows, perhaps Mr. Karl is from their business-management or 
finance side of the house and posted here because none of the tech guys he 
works with are in. His post doesn't specify what kind of Sr. Consultant he 
is (although by using it on this list one could argue he's implying technical).

(I've done some trimming of fluff from the thread below)

At 12:16 PM 2/2/2004, Thompson, Jimi wrote:
>Why?  Stealing is wrong.  Selling people something you don't have is 
>stealing.  This applies even it's you're selling what you 
>know.  Consultants like this give the rest of us a bad name.
>-----Original Message-----
>C'mon, man. That wasn't called for...
>-----Original Message-----
>Does anyone know who their clients are?  They should be warned the Sr 
>Principal Consultant has no clue ! !
>-----Original Message-----
>Does anyone know what version of Snort will run on Linux 8.0?
>Thank You
>Michael Karl
>Sr. Principal Consultant

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